the beginning of each year, we receive
a slew of inquiries asking our opinion
on cleansing and detoxification
products. 2010 has been no exception.
Ninety-nine times out of a hundred,
they are pure garbage. In response,
several years ago, we created a
cleanse (vegetarian) and a detox
(non-vegetarian) that are safe and
most importantly, gentle.
Cleanse and detox products tend to be
very stressful to our organs, and
sometimes, extremely dangerous. We
have seen too many cases of sensitive
people who have major flareups or
reactions from the harsh ingredients,
which tend to be highly allergenic (psyllium,
senna, cascara sagrada, and bentonite
clay to name a few).
Starving yourself of real food and
nutrients with juices or long fasts
are also poor cleanse/detox choices.
The perception and motivation behind cleanses/detoxes
must change. It is not about "roto-rooting"
your way to health. It is about
allowing your body, the digestive
system in particular, to take a break,
relax, and repair. You do not need to
starve or blast yourself to achieve
More often than not, if you adhere to
healthy lifestyle habits, especially
diet, you don't even need to cleanse
The staff and I like to do a cleanse
or detox once or twice a year just to
give our digestive system a rest.
While hypoallergenic and hypotolerant,
our protocols are easy to modify if
you have a specific food intolerance
We created Smart Cleanse
several years ago after watching Oprah
Winfrey go through a horrifying
vegan cleanse, which did nothing
for her. Smart Cleanse is sustainable,
vegan, soy-free, gluten-free,
sweetener-free, and well-tolerated for
most individuals who suffer from
chronic yeast problems.
Smart Cleanse Action Plan can be accessed
Smart Detox 2-Week Action Plan
is a hypotolerant, non-vegetarian
detox. You can follow it three
different ways: food only, food with
medical food powder, food with
cleansing supplement. Shopping list
and menu included.
Smart Detox Action Plan can be accessed
Far Infrared Sauna Therapy is
the ideal complement to a cleanse or
detox protocol. In addition to
penetrating deep into the dermal
tissue to remove toxins, the one hour
experience in our Rejuvenating Room is
a wonderful way to relieve stress. Details
For those of you dependent on
the feeling a harsh colon cleanse
produces, the safest protocol we
recommend is Vitamin
C Lavage. A complimentary copy
can be made available if approved by
Bonnie or your licensed health
Upon completion of your
cleanse/detoxification, continue the
momentum by making a concerted effort
to adhere to your optimal, balanced,
and individualized lifestyle plan.
Oil Linked With Longevity.
|New research suggests that fatty acids may possess a fundamental benefit:
heart patients with high omega-3
intake had relatively longer "telomeres,"
which are stretches of DNA whose
length correlates with longevity.
Cardiologists from several hospitals
measured telomere length over five
years in 608 patients who had
coronary-artery blockage and previous
heart attacks. Researchers found that
people with high levels of omega-3
fatty acids in their white blood cells
experienced significantly less
shortening of telomeres over five
years, as compared with patients with
lower omega-3 levels.
"What we're demonstrating is a
potentially new link between omega-3
fatty acids and the aging
process," said Ramin Farzaneh-Far,
a clinical cardiologist and lead
author of the study published in Journal
of the American Medical Association.
The study focused only on
"marine" omega-3 found in
fish, not the type found in vegetable
sources like flaxseed, walnuts, canola
oil or soybean oil. According to
researchers, there is "very
little good evidence for the omega-3s
from flax and walnuts."
- while you and I are aware of the
myriad benefits of fish oil, the fact
that it appeared in JAMA should muzzle
the practitioners who called me crazy
after recommending fish oil to their
patients years ago.
The study also confirms that there is no substitute for fish oil,
because it is pure EPA/DHA. Flax,
walnuts, and other plant omega-3s are
extremely healthful, but contain
mainly ALA, which needs to be broken
down and converted into EPA/DHA. One
quarter of the human population are
year-end client survey produced some
interesting results that we thought we
would share with you.
- When asked, "now that experts recommend meeting with a
nutrition/dietary professional as
much or more than a primary care
physician, what would be your
ideal number of visits?" 49%
of the respondents said 2-4, 42%
said 1, 6% said 5-7.
- 75% of respondents have forwarded our newsletters to family, friends, and
have recommended our services.
Client Wellness Achievement Highlights
gluten and dairy from my diet,
which has eliminated all of my
70 in good health!"
my ulcerative colitis under
control due to Bonnie's
suggestions and food intolerance
testing. And of course, being
healthy enough to get pregnant
able to conquer cancer."
did the food allergen cleanse in
2008 and lost almost 20 lbs. I
have kept most of the weight off
for all of 2009. I look and feel
so much better."
daughter who had 8 ear infections
in 8 months, has not had one in 7
month since becoming
what food I was allergic to in
order to stop my horrible acne. It
is the greatest thing ever and as
a bonus, I no longer have achy
my cholesterol, increasing my bone
density, huge decrease in illness
and more energy. It was a good
I stick to Bonnie's plan I am
Wellness Goal Highlights for 2010
- "More time for sleep and exercise."
not to overeat."
my current achievement and add
- "I have cheated with my food directions and must get back to my
- "Continue to make progress taming my sweet tooth."
- "Relieving anxiety and depression at
the outset of menopause."
Have a happy, healthy day.
Bonnie, Steve, and
the staff at Nutritional Concepts
1535 Lake Cook Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
25 years, bringing the wellness of
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clients unable to attend our 25th
Anniversary Event, this
video is for you.